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It’s no surprise that us travelers love different tips and hacks that help us save a lot of money while traveling. Especially on getting the best discount for airline fares. And whether it’s a one-way flight or a round trip, getting the lowest deal is a total win.
Having said that, down below I’ve gathered some insider tricks to help you score the cheapest flights possible. These are clever ideas that will help you save a lot of time, stress, and money when booking your next flight. So check them out and let me know what you think!
Check out Mistake Fare Sites and Facebook Pages
There are sites and Facebook pages out there that will actually alert you when there are mistake fares.
Mistake fares are flight deals that are cheaper than they should be because of a computer glitch or a worker accidentally putting in the wrong information.
See how this couple found an amazing deal to Paris for only $300!
Book One Person at a Time
If you have experience booking multiple seats at once, airline fares might hike up compared to booking for just one person. So instead, try to book one person at a time for great savings.
Search for Flights Incognito
To get the best deals on airfares, make it a habit to search flights incognito or private browsing mode. Why? Because websites are tracking your airfare searches and when they see you looking for the same flight over again, prices get even higher.
So if you want to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible, then definitely try this tip.
Use the Best Flight Search Engines
Checking different flight search engines is one the easiest ways to quickly compare and differentiate airline deals. Rather than going directly to the airline websites, it’s definitely better to find the best offers using sites like Google or Skyscanner. All you have to do is type in your flight details and instantly the search engines will give you all the possible airline searches complete with prices, dates, and time.
Just make sure you don’t stick to one. I used to religiously use Skyscanner all the time (because I felt like it was the best one) until I realized that if I looked at multiple sites like Google’s flight planner, Kayak, or Orbitz, I could find even better deals. You just never know!
Book in Advance
If you know when and where you’re going, it’s always best to book flights earlier than later. Finding a great deal ahead of time can totally save you a lot of time and money. Also, it’s less of a hassle and more convenient.
Usually, non-stop flight cost much more than flights with layovers. If you’re into looking for the cheapest possible option, consider booking flights with layovers. And if you get a layover that allows you to leave the airport, you can have two trips in one. Awesome right?
Fly on the Cheapest Days
You can save an on just by knowing when the best days for cheap flights.
Avoid Friday and Sunday, because they are the most popular days to fly and usually cost more (and Mondays as well since that’s when all the business people fly for work).
Instead, book your flights on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday to score the cheapest deals.
Sign Up for Email Alerts
This hack is pretty simple and easy to do. All you have to do is sign up for email alerts, and instantly you’ll receive special fares and offers that you can take advantage of the next time you want to take a trip.
Also, try following airlines on sites like Twitter for updated on exclusive discounts and sales.
Keep Your Currency Local
Before checking out your international flight, consider if the price is much better when kept in your local currency. Often times, if you convert rates, prices may go up and cost more.
Use Your Points for International Flights
Did you know that you can trade your earned airline points to international flights? So instead of using it for domestic flights, try using them for international fares and get the best value for your points.
Who says booking a flight can be overwhelming and frustrating when there’s plenty of tips and hacks that can help you save a lot of money? And implementing these tricks from the above list will definitely make your trip more affordable. So don’t forget them the next time you’re booking your next journey!
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